‘Help improve traffic management in Bangladesh’

7 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

NANJING, China: AL Presidium Member Abdul Matin Khasru, who is leading a high-level 20-member AL delegation in China, on Friday sought support from China, especially from Nanjing, to improve the overall traffic management system in Dhaka and other major cities in Bangladesh, reports BSS.

“We would request you to help us improving the management of traffic system in Dhaka and in other cities in Bangladesh with your expertise and knowledge,” he said.

Khasru, also the Parliamentary Standing Committee Chairman on Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, made the call when the AL delegation visited the Nanjing Public Traffic Command and Control Center at Nanjing.

Upon the arrival at the center, the AL delegation was received by its Deputy Director General Jin Liang.

Khasru also invited the Deputy Director General of the center to visit Bangladesh with a delegation and thus extend their knowledge and experience on how to improve the traffic management in the major cities in Bangladesh.

In response, Jin Liang said he would visit Bangladesh at their convenient.

Highlighting the role of the present Awami League government to improve the country’s overall transport system under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Khasru said the government is trying its best in this regard but the number of vehicles increasing in Bangladesh in comparison to the roads.

Noting that transport system requires a multidimensional approach, Khasru, a former Law Minister, said the government is upgrading all the two-lane highways into four lanes, even plans are there to upgrade those into six-lanes and further more.

Earlier, a power-point presentation was made on the overall operations of this center where it was shown that out of the total population of 8.44 million in the Nanjing City spreading over some 6,587 square miles, there are some 2.803 million vehicle owners while the city’s traffic is maintained through a central server.

Instant response is made from this center in case of any accident or obstacle as all the city roads are covered with CCTVs.

Earlier in the day, the AL delegation visited the Chevron Industry Park and the Nanjing Government Affairs Service Center and was apprised about their operations.

The AL delegation members including AL Information and Research Secretary Md Afzal Husain, AL Science and Technology Secretary Md Abdus Sabur, AL Youth and Sports Secretary Harunur Rashid, AL Deputy Publicity Secretary Aminul Islam, AL Central Executive Committee members Dipankar Talukder, MP, Mohammad Amirul Alam Milon, Md Azmatullah Khan, ABM Reazul Kabir Kawsar, Md Rofiqur Rahman, Aparajita Haque, MP, Basanti Chakma, MP, AL International Affairs Sub-Committee Member Tarun Kanti Das were present in all the programmes.

The AL delegation is visiting China at the invitation of Communist Party of China (CPC) from September 4-11, 2019.